Saturday, December 31, 2016

A selection of royal images

I opened one of my royal postcard albums and selected a number of images to share here.  I am always adding cards to the collection - but one eludes me:  Grand Duchess Augusta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ... I know a few cards exist ... so keep looking for Augusta, for her husband Friedrich Wilhelm, their son, Adolphus Friedrich and his family.

My postcard collection includes more than 9000 cards from the late 1800s to the present.

Queen Frederika of the Hellenes and her two Aunts,  Alexandra, the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Princess Olga of Hannover

The Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Prince and Princess Heinrich of Prussia

The three daughters and their husbands of Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Marie Anne of Anhalt-Dessau: Marie and Hendrik of the Netherlands, Elisabeth and  Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg and Princess Luise Margarete and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1878).

Theodora of Greece and Berthold Margrave of Baden

Crown Princess Antonia (nee Luxembourg), and her children

Princess Adalbert of Bavaria and her grandchild (child of Prince Konstantin)

Princess Dorothea of Bavaria at the time of her engagement to Archduke Gottfried of Austria

Countess Julie von Hauke (Princess of Battenberg)

Grand Duchess Eleonore of Hesse and by Rhine with her two grandsons, Alexander and Ludwig

 Irene Sibylle Auguste Hermine of Hesse (1907-1980) was the third of five children of Chlodwig, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippstahl-Barchfeld and Princess Caroline of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich.  She was married twice to Waldemar von Thomsen (1891-1967),  The first marriage took place in 1934.  Divorced in 1955, remarried two years later.  Caroline was a younger sister of Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, who was the second wife of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine.

The Prince and Princess of Fürstenberg with Kaiser Wilhelm II, when he visited their home.  The Prince and Wilhelm were friends


Hilde Horvath said...

That's quite a collection! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Hilde, I have more than 9000 royal postcards.

Helen said...

Very interesting, thank you for sharing.

Diane Brown said...

Very interesting! Now I am googling as many of them as I can read ~ what a wonderful collection.

Unknown said... This one?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I am not on pinterest. People copy images all the time .. I have more than 9000 original postcards ....

Royal Travel and Events said...

Thanks for the Pics. But 2 questions:
Is the child with Princess Adalbert (which is i think Maria de la Paz) really Pricne Kosntantin. Or could it be Prince Leopold (Poldi). Because she has no grandon Konsanntin
And who is Prince Viktor of Hohenzollern? Cant find him in the Genealogies.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Konstantin was Adalbert's son. Changed text. I presume the Viktor was the younger twin

Royal Travel and Events said...

Thanks. The younger of the Hohenzollern tiwns was Franz Joseph. The Hereditary pricne ws Freidrich and Victori his second name so perhaps an Error when the printed nthe Cards.